The Christmas spirit is alive in Stettler and the Third Annual Old Fashioned Christmas Dinner is in the works.
The dinner is available to anyone who is struggling, homeless, seniors or anyone who doesn’t have family or friends to celebrate with this year.
“Three years of support from our wonderful community has ensured that this event has continued to be successful,” said Ashley Muhlbach on the group’s Facebook page. “We are tickled pink that we get to be a part of making the holiday season a happy one for those who need a little extra cheer.”
The dinner was the dream of cooks Laurie Quast and Gerri McLean, who in 2016 made it a reality with help from Stettler FCSS and Stettler Crisis Aid.
Their goal was to reach out to families and individuals in Stettler and area who fell on hard times or are going through unfortunate circumstances.
Items still needed for the dinner include buns, cranberry juice, dried cranberries, mushrooms, milk and gift cards from local businesses for door prizes.
To make material donations, leave them with Gerri at 6009 – 40 Ave. Close and for all financial donations drop them off at the Stettler FCSS, stating it’s for the Old Fashion Christmas Dinner. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The dinner is on Dec. 21 at the Stettler Community Hall. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and supper is at 6 p.m.
Anyone wanting to attend is asked to let the FCSS know at 403-742-2337.
The dinner is completely run by volunteers. The dinner is organized by Laurie Quast, Gerri McLean, Ashley Muhlbach, Cindy MacDonnell and Toni Wiggins.
The Freedom Christian Fellowship is also having a free Christmas Dinner on Dec. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 5502 – 51 Ave. They will have the St. Peter Lutheran Church Choir performing Christmas carols.